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Lunch and Learn

RACIAL EQUITY IN EDUCATION

YWCA Lancaster “Lunch and Learn” events in 2020 will feature community dialogues on vital issues. Our first event is set for Friday, February 7 with our topic being: Racial Equity in Education

Our 2 special guests are:

  • Dr. Damaris Rau, Superintendent, School District of Lancaster
  • Blanding P. Watson, President, NAACP Lancaster

The event is co-sponsored by NAACP Lancaster and YWCA Lancaster and takes place on  Friday February 7, 2020, at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St., Lancaster, Pa. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested and pizza/salad lunch will be provided.

Dr. Damaris Rau
Blanding P. Watson

EVENT SCHEDULE:

11:30 – Networking and Pizza

12-1 p.m. – Program

 

 

This event has sold out and registration has closed.

Lunch and Learn – January

This Lunch and Learn is led by Patience Buckwalter the CEO/Founder of Grape Leaf Cafe, LLC .

Patience Buckwalter received licensure as a licensed social worker in 2017, and earned her degree from Millersville University. Her practice interest areas are refugee and immigration services, and family systems. She has been a social work practitioner for five years in various areas of practice (teen parents, sexual assault counselor, and adoption social worker). She is also an  Adjunct Professor/Field Liaison and a Field Instructor in the BSW and MSW programs for Millersville University.  

Patience is  the CEO/Founder of Grape Leaf Cafe, LLC which was formed in 2018. Grape Leaf Cafe  empowers refugee women in the Lancaster Community by creating an outlet for them to prepare their own authentic ethnic food and share it with the community. This “pop-up” café has participated in various events in the past year  She also created the Grape Leaf Empowerment Center, Inc., which was established to bridge the gap between refugee/immigrant families and community organizations/groups through a hub that provides culturally sensitive case management services and resources for as long as they are needed. 
Patience resides in Lancaster City with her son and mother. She spends her time traveling and enjoying taking in new experiences.

Lunch and Learn with Alexis Flanagan

YWCA Lancaster is pleased to present a lunch-and-learn event with Alexis Flanagan

The event takes place at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St., downtown Lancaster. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 50; sign up below to reserve your spot.

Event Schedule

  • 11:30 – 12:00: Lunch served
  • 12:00 – 1:15: Speaker
  • 1:15 – 1:30: Q&A
Do you ever wonder why some folks get so worked up about injustice and are ready to take their outrage to the streets? Fear that you are being judged as not doing enough because you work one-on-one with individuals to improve their lives? Wonder why some folks keep trying to create change within broken systems when you want the whole system dismantled and replaced with something that is actually created for all of us to thrive?
You are not alone. Creating long-lasting social change requires that we all bring our gifts, strengths, and power in the ways that make the most sense for us and our communities. There is no one strategy nor one way of doing social justice work that, alone, will bring about the transformation we seek.
“To reach its goal, a movement must include different approaches to change and a great variety of people filling different roles. Each of us prefers some roles over others. And we may play a range of different roles in different circumstances. Understanding our preferences can help us work with others more powerfully.” – Daniel Hunter, Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow
 
In this workshop, Alexis Flanagan, will invite us to explore 4 roles in movement building, locate ourselves within those roles and gain understanding about how our approaches and preferences impact and interact with others. By the end of the workshop, participants will have more clarity about how they do/can/want to show up in social justice work while working with others in different roles.

Alexis Flanagan is a cultural worker, writer, painter, healer, and organizer working at the intersection of art and activism nationally and in the DC Metropolitan Area.  Starting out as a K-12 educator and, for the last 12 years, leading organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence, she most recently served 5 years as the Assistant Director of HopeWorks – a comprehensive sexual assault and domestic violence program in Columbia, MD.

Alexis is currently the Learning and Practice Director at Resonance – a movement-building network of people who are committed to collective purpose and strategy: To unleash the interdependence, wholeness, and thriving of all beings by living in community in ways that heal and transform violence. At Resonance, Alexis is deepening practice and embodiment of liberation and transformation within communities she loves. 

 

Previously, Alexis served as Program Manager of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner and Sexual Assault Response Team program and Bilingual Legal Advocate at the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Bilingual Advocate at the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Alexis is a certified Reiki practitioner, holistic health coach, and interpreter with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland.

Lunch and Learn - April

Join us for a Lunch and Learn with Alexis Flanagan.
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Lunch and Learn with Heidi Notario

 YWCA Lancaster is pleased to present a lunch-and-learn event with Heidi Notario: “Living & Working at the Intersections: Responding to Survivors from Diverse Communities.”

YWCA Lunch and Learn
Join Heidi Notario, M.A., for our first Lunch and Learn in 2018 on  January 24.

Survivors of sexual or domestic violence come from every race, ethnicity, and background imaginable. The same can be true of anti-violence advocates. One of the most challenging aspects of supporting  survivors is ensuring the provision of culturally affirming services to all, no matter their backgrounds, while caring for ourselves (advocates, allies, etc.) in the process. In this discussion, we will explore approaches for providing culturally specific services to survivors. We will discuss strategies for making services both culturally relevant and accessible — both sides of the same coin. The presenter will take participants through an intersectional approach on how to properly address each aspect of a survivor’s identity.

The event takes place at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St., downtown Lancaster. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 50; sign up below to reserve your spot.

Event Schedule

  • 11:30 – 12:00: Lunch served
  • 12:00 – 1:15: Speaker
  • 1:15 – 1:30: Q&A

Heidi Notario, M.A., serves as the director of implementation & social change at the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza. She has advocated for the rights of persons with disabilities and Deaf individuals for more than a decade, working closely at the intersections of disabilities and violence against people of color. Heidi’s interests include a wide variety of issues related to the treatment—by the criminal justice system, service providers, and society at large—afforded to immigrant survivors of violence, those with disabilities, and Deaf individuals. Heidi keeps at the forefront of her anti-oppression work the elimination of barriers that impact survivors with intersecting identities, such as LGBTQ people of color. Heidi views “accessibility” from a human rights framework and is committed to bringing this perspective into her work and personal life. Heidi is originally from Cuba and has resided in the U.S. since 1995. She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from Lehigh University.

Lunch and Learn - Jan

Join us for a Lunch and Learn with Heidi Notario: “Living & Working at the Intersections: Responding to Survivors from Diverse Communities.”
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